According to the International Mountain Bike Association, this area is one of the top biking destinations in the world. In fact, one new bike route was just name Best New Bike Route in the World beating out trails from Switzerland and New Mexico. It is also home to the most prestigious mountain bike race in the U.S. and the largest fat-tire bike race in the World. Running through the complex are the best cross-country ski trails in the U.S. according to USA Today and CNN. The trail system is the birthplace of the International World Cup Ski Championship and hosts the second largest cross-country ski race in the world – the famed American Birkebeiner Ski Race. For the first time since its inception the FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup will return to this area in February 2024.
This area has over 1200 miles of interconnecting snowmobile trail systems, making it one of the largest trail systems in the U.S. The Chequamegon National Forest adds 300 miles of trails plus 1000 miles of National Forest Roads which are not plowed in the winter and are open to snowmobile travel. The interconnecting trail systems allow riders to travel from location to location on the lake and trails without having to trailer their machines. These trails give any snowmobiler an exhilarating outdoor experience.